Sunni Path of New Jersey responds to the query: Would it be permissible to shop at Wal-Mart if there is a possibility that their business organization has some dishonesty and cheating?

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from United States, in:
Religious Authority: 
Faraz Fareed Rabbani
Fatwa Question or Essay Title: 
Sunni Path of New Jersey responds to the query: Would it be permissible to shop at Wal-Mart, knowing that there is a possibility that its business organization has some dishonesty and cheating?

This would not, in itself, make it a religious duty or expectation to avoid shopping at Wal-Mart. In general, however, it is praiseworthy to support businesses of with good business, employment, and environmental practices, as much as one reasonably can without personal hardship or harm.